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Racial Profiling: Driving While Black is a Real Offense in America

- “In recent years, scores of African Americans and Latinos, including prominent athletes, members of Congress, actors, lawyers, business leaders and even police officers, have experienced the humiliation of being stopped on the nation’s highways upon suspicion of a crime. Few white motorists can tell the same story.” (Bouie 2014). Most colored motorists have had this feeling at least once while driving. The article, "It's Been Proven: "Driving While Black" is a Real Thing" takes a look at incidents around the United States where the multitude of racial stops have been questioned....   [tags: Racial Profiling by Police]

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Police and Racial Profiling: Driving While Black

- It’s Friday night and your friend calls you up to let you know about a party that going to be thrown that night. You decide that you want to go to the party, being that you have nothing to do for the evening. When you are finally dressed for the party, you leave your home, and get into your SUV. On the way over, you decide that you are not going to drink because you know that you will have to get back home, and chances are it will be pretty late by the time you leave the party. At last you are there; you greet your friends, and meet some new people....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]

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The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

- ... Such disabilities can cause other people and their selves’ lives. For example, automobile accidents involving the elderly have produced a startling statistic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities in the 65+ age group in the state of Texas was at 401, one of the highest in all of the United States (U.S. Department of Transportation). In the state of Texas alone, there are no restrictions keeping older folks off the roads until the age of 79. After the age of 79, individuals must personally visit the Texas Department of Public Safety in order to renew their license; additionally, these individuals require a vision test before they receive their new li...   [tags: Old age, Death, Gerontology, Driving]

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My Personal Statement On Driving

- ... They can be fast, expensive, luxurious, and works of art to the eye of the beholder. However, I already knew what I wanted something fast yet not too extreme to strain my funds. I settled on a craigslist ad on a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse. I knew right away the car would not be perfect, yet I believed that I could mold it into something I could be proud of. Since the first pull on the test drive I had to have it. With cash in hand I said the greedy words, “That is a fair price.” From that day my understanding of driving changed, once home I gutted the entire interior with the intent to make my purchase last I ground down the rust and started learning playing mechanic in the garage....   [tags: Driving, Automobile, Diesel engine, Truck]

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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Black Males

- ... These stereotypes can subconsciously cause disadvantages at the collegiate level, in internships and even at the professional level when competing for advanced positions. Sometimes, it is difficult for black males to receive positions over males of other races due to these stereotypes. Regardless of the fact that both may meet the qualifications, it is likely that the black male will fall short. Therefor, young black males must work twice as hard and go above and beyond just to ensure that we recieve the same opportunities as other males....   [tags: Black people, Race, Human skin color, Stereotype]

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Alcohol And Driving While Intoxicated

- Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated Alcohol is a drug, a very popular drug. Alcohol has been around for a long time, and people have always enjoyed it's effects. Many people have passions for alcohol, some people have refrigerators filled with beer, many others are wine connoisseurs. Alcohol always seems to liven up the party. But no madder what your preference is, alcohol can be very dangerous when combined with the operation of an automobile. If you can remember only a few things from this report remember this: driving drunk is unsafe to you, and everyone else around you....   [tags: DUI, Drunk Driving, research papers]

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The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

- This article talks about the statistic and the affects Drinking and driving have on the community. It shows that traffic crashes which had fatalities were more likely to be as a result of alcohol especially in young people. The amount of money and time spent on these efforts to decrease this number is a result of congress passing a bill authorizing more than 17 billion dollars in effort to fight this drinking and driving problem. Some of the money was used for setting up a various programs on the televisions, in the newspapers, around communities as well as numerous research projects (Blitstein, 2008)....   [tags: traffic crashes, fatalities, alcohol abuse]

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The Significance of Language in Richard Wright’s Black Boy

- The Significance of Language in Richard Wright’s Black Boy Richard Wright had the "privilege" to experience America society, probably, at its worst. He saw how humans had the ability to treat other humans. His autobiography tells the tale, but it also gives life to words, to language. Wright had a gift for writing and he uses many techniques to bring that writing to life; for example, the exchange of words between whites and blacks gives the reader insight as to how much respect each race held for each other, or the degree of imagery he uses to bring the book to life....   [tags: Wright Black Boy Essays]

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The Souls Of Black Folk By William Edward

- ... Washington had other ideas involving industrial training for blacks and virtual silence on the questions of social and political equality. Washington’s ideas went along almost parallel with those of many conservative whites, but were opposed by many black leaders, including Du Bois. In Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk, he firmly declared that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line”, and predicted the racial conflicts that continue to oppress our country along with countless others....   [tags: African American, White people, Black people, Race]

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The Black Men Are Suffering From Invisibility Syndrome

- ... In the Los Angeles season “The Real world show” introduce the potential of the black men to become violence. Several cast members expressed their discomfort with black men. From the beginning the white cast members had a preconceived notion of black men. These preconceived notions of black men magnified in a conflict and developed in to fearful situation despite the black cast member self-identifying as a comedian (Orbe, 1998). The Real World filmed New York season where the black cast member who is a self-proclaim “Pimp”....   [tags: White people, Race, African American, Black people]

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Is It Worth It? Can't the Message Wait?

- Did you know that in 2011 a minimum of 23% of car accidents involved cell phones. That adds up to 1.3 million accidents. (DWI) Texting while driving has become a vast issue in America today. Most people only think of teens with this matter when in reality it is an issue for all drivers, even adults. As soon as someone picks up their phone while driving it not only affects their life but other motorist on the road. This editorial photograph is effective because it reaches its target audience by providing a clear message, the logos and pathos appeals work together to achieve the purpose to inform and persuade and needing little background information to understand the message....   [tags: texting and driving]

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The Minister 's Black Veil

- ... On the wedding of the handsomest couple in the village, people are expecting the Mr. Hooper to bring some cheerfulness to the wedding. However, “their eyes rested on was the same horrible black veil, which had added deeper gloom to the funeral, and could portend nothing but evil to the wedding. Such was its immediate effect on the guests that a cloud seemed to have rolled duskily from beneath the black crape, and dimmed the light of the candles” (Hawthorne). This part shows that Mr. Hooper is becoming a symbol of fear and people are trying so hard to avoid the black veil....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Romanticism, Short story]

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The Negligence Of Distracted Driving

- ... The ad uses an image of the husband being distracted with the interference of the conversation with his wife. The suspense of the ad comes from the fact that both parents are not paying attention. The ad is showing an infant child calmly sitting in the backseat, looking ahead as a pedestrian is being hit by their car. The ad gives a feeling of horror because the pedestrian is surprised because the car is not stopping. In the ad the pedestrian mouth is open wide and the hand is elevated enough to insinuate “stop” a feeling of despair....   [tags: Tram accident, Traffic collision, Road accidents]

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The Black Power Movement

- The Black Power Movement was an imperative in American history. It refers to a period during the 1960s when African-Americans, or blacks, changed their views about the manner by which they should achieve economic power, political power, and civil rights. The movement evolved during a time when blacks were said to be equal citizens of the United States of America, although the realities of life readily proved otherwise. Why did the Black Power Movement come into existence. The Black Power Movement grew out of black dissatisfaction with the Civil Rights Movement in the second half of the 1960s....   [tags: african-americans, civil rights movement]

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The Black Friday Takeover

- “Mommy, why didn’t I get what I wanted for Thanksgiving this year?” This question seems absurd in a modern-day context, but in the future, it could be a question that is asked much too often. With holiday-themed advertisements in the media and holiday discount deals already visible on the shelves, it is no wonder that Black Friday and the holiday shopping season are creeping up closer and closer to Thanksgiving. Black Friday is a popular phrase used to describe the chaotic shopping frenzy that takes place every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving....   [tags: Hollydays, Thanksgiving]

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Psychoanalitic Approach to The Minister’s Black Veil

-    "All within hearing immediately turned about, and beheld the semblance of Mr. Hooper, pacing slowly his meditative way towards the meeting-house. With one accord they started, expressing more wonder than if some strange minister were coming to dust the cushions of Mr. Hooper’s pulpit·" Working in the realm of the Gothic, Nathaniel Hawthorne hits upon psychological points that few of his readers are willing to explore. Of course, one may not be able to relate to an example involving such an "eccentric" display as Mr....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]

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Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

- Effects of Alcohol in the Brain Alcohol is something that people use to help with multiply different things and some studies have shown that alcohol may help protect our bodies from cardiovascular disease. Alcohol does have side effects to our health the surroundings around us and can cause violence, vehicle crashes and even suicide. Alcohol does have an effect on people that many social drinkers may not realize. Many people usually have tried alcohol around 13 years of age and high school students consume more wine coolers that are sold in the U.S....   [tags: driving, memory, nervous system]

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The Over-representation of Black People in UK Prisons

- The over-representation of black people in the UK prison population became an issue which needs to be addressed. The prison statistics shows that black people are over-represented and by analysing their population in the UK and a prison statistics it can be noticed that their number increases massively comparing to white and Asian people. The statistics focuses on adult male population, but by considering women and young black people, the evidences show that across all levels black people are over-represented....   [tags: Race and crime in the UK]

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Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

- Over the last few decades, the use of cell phones has become a very common tool. Furthermore, Technology has certainly advanced, and the cell phone is becoming the most preferred mode of communication. The demand for a cell phone is growing every day. In addition, the use of wireless technology is affordable, and anyone can buy a cell phone at a reasonable price. They come in all shapes and sizes. They range from black to bright metallic white. American public use of cell phones is increasing everyday....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]

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Short Story : ' Driving Down Gallus St '

- ... Andrea lived in a three bedroom one level house in the middle of an area where the front was a drug store at the back was a wasteland. To the right was her elementary school and to the left was the police station. Inside her home the living room, dining room, and kitchen were all together. She and her five siblings shared the two bedrooms between themselves as their parents had the master bedroom. Outside was the gallery where the family would sit to look out to the main street. In the village it was very calm, in these times there were no guns, violence, and warfare....   [tags: Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean, Primary education]

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Driving Miss Daisy

- Driving Miss Daisy This is a report on the story "Driving Miss Daisy". The main characters are Daisy Werthan, Boolie Werthan, and Hoke Colborn. Alfred Uhry wrote the play. It started in nineteen forty-eight and ended in nineteen seventy-three. It’s a play based on a female Jew, which is Daisy Werthan, which passes the ages of seventy-two to ninety-seven years old, and a black chauffeur named Hoke. Daisy’s son Boolie is stuck in between Daisy’s prejudice and Hoke. Here goes. Daisy showed her first type of prejudice when Hoke told her "yo zinnias cold use a little tendin’ to"....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Educating the Drinker on the Dangers of Drunk Driving

- Educating the Drinker on the Dangers of Drunk Driving Alcohol is a drug, a very popular drug. Alcohol has been around for a long time, and people have always enjoyed its effects. Many people have passions for alcohol, some people have refrigerators filled with beer, and many others are wine connoisseurs. Alcohol always seems to liven up the party. But no matter what your preference is, alcohol can be very dangerous when combined with the operation of an automobile. If you can remember only a few things from this paper remember this: driving drunk is unsafe to you, and everyone else around you....   [tags: Papers, Alcohol, DUI]

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The Black Death: A Fictional Narrative

- “I think a rat just climbed up my leg, Dad. And I’ve got fleas, too.” “John, there’s all this Black Death and all you care about is a few fleas and a rat. That’s my dad. Typical peasant farmer, cares just about everything except for a few fleas and rats. My mom. She died of the plague a few weeks ago. I still remember how once my mother was the most beautiful woman in my village. Nobody recognised her body when she was hauled into a plague pit. My father was especially devastated. I had to drag him to church, and I did all the housework and had to farm food or else we would starve....   [tags: fleas, plague, demon]

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Soul in Black Popular Music

- Soul was a term adopted to describe Black popular music as it evolved from the 1950’s into the 1960’s, and through to the early 1970’s. Many people saw it as merely a new term for Rhythm and Blues. Soul was a return to the roots of Black music, to the Blues and in particular to Gospel and the church. Soul preserves similarities from the Blues such as the emotional honesty, the vocal intensity and the use of call and response. The musical form of soul known as the Motown sound came from Detroit. Soul commentators and historians, since the mid 60’s judge it from going astray from the directed audience....   [tags: my girl, rhythm, blues]

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Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and A Place Called Heaven by Cecil Foster

- Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and A Place Called Heaven by Cecil Foster Racism cruelly and completely corrupts the heart, body and intelligence not only of the oppressed, but it dehumanizes and brutalizes even the oppressors. In the autobiographical diaries, Black Like Me, written by John Howard Griffin, and A Place Called Heaven, written by Cecil Foster, both main characters alter their lifestyles, one in America, one in Canada, only to suffer raw hate, violence, crudity and inhumanity from white racists....   [tags: Black Like Griffin Heaven Foster Essays]

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The Old Black Witch

- She was a witch just like any other witch, though these days, witches are harder to come by, due to a lack of old run down buildings for them to live in. She was herself short and squat, noisy, and rather irritable. She rode around on her broomstick and terrorized the neighborhood, a sport she most enjoyed. What could be better than flying through town scaring little boys and girls. Anyway, she had heard that a boy and his mother were moving into the neighborhood. "What fun," she thought. The locals were becoming used to her daily antics....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Police Violence On Black Of The United States

- ... Police Violence in the United States is an evidence of the fundamental moral disposition in human nature. Nonetheless, an absolute prohibition on Police violence in the United states is at the very heart of Kant’s Doctrine of Right in his The Metaphysics of Morals. Kant’s opposition to even progressive violence is clearly puzzling. In defending the Rights of Man against violent tyrants and despotic power, the counter use of force and violence is widely recognized as a legitimate means of last resort....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer, Race]

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Black Forrest, Colorado Springs, Colorado

- Overview The heavily wooded but fast growing area of Black Forest, Colorado is a fantastic destination for habitual wildlife, familial, and individual enjoyment. Located just north of Colorado Springs and situated in El Paso County, originally known as “the pineries”, Black Forest is chock-full of rich Native American antiquity and well-made frontier handiwork accompanied by beautiful natural wildlife, county and historic parks for small and large group fun. Black Forrest is one of Colorado’s natural gems, and a place to visit and delight in earth’s natural splendor....   [tags: Native tribes, familial enjoyment, wildlife]

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Women Are Worse Drivers than Men Stereotype

- As the United States transitioned from the self-sustaining, rural way of life known by all humans since the beginning of sapien time to a more metropolitan oriented existence, the phenomenon of the “daily commute” came into play. Since walking was no longer reasonable, and animals, faster they may be, were unruly and archaic, people’s renowned knack for innovation swerved in a mechanical direction, eventually presenting the car. The automobile, pouring black smoke and containing a myriad of innately stressful flaws, was the exact piece needed in the puzzle of industrialism....   [tags: driving skills, automobile, drivers]

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The Perception of Change

- You can miss obvious signs while driving because your mind was wandering, listening to the radio, talking on your cell phone, or even talking to the passenger in your car. Change blindness is the difficulty noticing large changes in your visual senses that are normally easy to be seen (Simon, 2005 ). A main factor in change blindness is attention which is needed to see change (Simon, 2005). The perception of a change occurs when the attention is on the object being changed (Rensink, 1997). Changes to items in a central location are easier to detect than objects elsewhere and the objects that are in the same physical distance (Simon, 2005)....   [tags: Transportation, Driving, Change Blindness]

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Is Ethan Couch Murder?

- ... For example, my family has been through a rough relative death. My aunt and cousin were killed by a drunk driver. The young man in his early twenty has been convicted for three prior DWI and still was free to run the streets. On March 23, 2008, he ran into a black four door Buick in the interstate 59 a two lane road that was under construction with no shoulder, in high speed. The truck he was driving ran into the back of the Buick crashing the car into a cube. His car had minor damages, my cousin and aunt were pronounce dead at the scene....   [tags: Driving under the influence]

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Black Men In The Prison System

- "We ain’t thugs for the sake of just bein’ thugs. Nobody do that where we grew at N___, duh. The poverty line we not above. So I come in the mask and gloves ‘cause we ain’t feelin’ the love. We ain’t doin’ crime for the sake of doin’ crimes. We movin’ dimes ‘cause we ain’t doin’ fine. One out of three of us is locked up doin’ time. You know what this could do to a N___ mind. My mind on my money, money on my mind. If you owe me ten dollars you ain’t givin’ me nine. Ya’ll ain’t give me 40 acres and a mule....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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An Argument Against Racial Profiling by Police

- Racial profiling in the dictionary is “the assumption of criminality among ethnic groups: the alleged policy of some police to attribute criminal intentions to members of some ethnic groups and to stop and question them in disproportionate numbers without probable cause (“Racial Profiling”).” In other words racial profiling is making assumptions that certain individuals are more likely to be involved in misconduct or criminal activity based on that individual’s race or ethnicity. Racial profiling propels a brutalizing message to citizens of the United States that they are pre-judged by the color of their skin rather than who they are and this then leads to assumptions of ruthlessness inside...   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]

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Remembering Blue and Gray from Black and White

- Tony Horwitz takes a journey through the South to find out why people are still obsessed with the Civil War. On his adventure, he met a wide variety of people and he learned that each person has their own opinion of the war and remembers it in their own way. The Civil War was fought by Americans, on each side, and they all should remember it the same way, but as Horwitz found out on his quest, they are drastically different and still very controversial. Horwitz described different concurrences that undoubtedly show race plays a role in how the Civil War is remembered....   [tags: Informative, Horwitz, Civil War]

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Explication of Mary Oliver’s “The Black Snake”

- In Mary Oliver’s poem “The Black Snake,” the narrator contemplates the cycle of life with the unpredictability of death. Mary Oliver’s work is “known for its natural themes and a continual affirmation of nature as a place of mystery and spirituality that holds the power to teach humans how to value one’s life and one’s place” (Riley). In the poem, The Black Snake, the narrator witnesses a black snake hit by a truck and killed on a road one morning. Feeling sympathy for the snake, the narrator stops, and removes the dead snake from the road....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Band of Brothers in Black Hearts by Jim Frederick

- ... In defense of Kunk, the mission he received was going to be one of the most difficult missions during the Iraq war. Upon reaching their area of operations and conducting their battle hand-off, the problems already started to arise with Bravo Company. A majority of their leadership was wounded or killed in action, creating a power vacuum and a domino effect which were exacerbated by Kunk’s actions. Instead of providing support to his wounded company, Kunk belittled them and blamed them for the hardships that had befallen their comrades further driving a wedge of mistrust between Bravo Company and the head quarter’s element....   [tags: led, motivate, command, fail]

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Black Tuesday: The Day the Stock Market Dropped

- The stock market crash during the 1920s, stock prices far exceeded their real value. Many stock buyers bought stock on boundary, or on money borrowed from the stock brokers. When stock prices fell many investors with margin accounts were forced to sell, driving prices down even further. Stock prices began to fall in September 1929, but in October 29 so called “Black Tuesday”, was the worst day in stock history, the stock market on that day, the prices drop dramatically. When the economy collapsed with it, people everywhere lost their jobs and homes....   [tags: prices, drop, dust, bowl, unemployment, economic]

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Black Athletes in Society

- Introduction In the collegiate world of sports, basketball has become an increasingly recognized sport among African Americans, predominantly males. The hope of any young basketball player is that one day a scout will come and recruit them into stardom The question that presents itself as a problem to the lucky few who are chosen to go professional, is whether or not an education is more important than a million dollar shoe deal, “The NCAA's (1998) annual six-year study reported that only 33% of Black male basketball players graduated, (Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Racial Profiling in America

- On February 4, 1999, Amadou Diallo, an unarmed 22 year-old immigrant from New Guinea, West Africa, was shot and killed in the narrow vestibule of the apartment building where he lived. Four white officers, Sean Carroll, Kenneth Boss, Edward McMellon and Richard Murphy fired 41 bullets, hitting Diallo 19 times. All four were members of the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, which, under the slogan, "We Own the Night," used aggressive "stop and frisk" tactics against African- Americans at a rate double that group's population percentage....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]

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Celebration of Black Culture

- Celebration of Black Culture The Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South is one that is well known and familiar to us all. We all know of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the charismatic preacher who was undisputedly the leader of the civil rights movement in the South. We have all also heard of Rosa Parks, the black woman who would not give up her seat in the bus and was thus arrested for it, she was the catalyst that sparked the civil rights movement. They were the famous people often mentioned in the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: Civil Rights Racism History]

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Racial Profiling by Police

- "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." -- Martin Luther King, Jr. In a perfect world, everyone WOULD be judged based on the content of their character. But we do not live in a perfect world and humans have always pre-judged others based on physical and cultural differences. These are the first things we notice about a stranger, and first impressions are hard to forget....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]

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Black Elk Speaks

- Black Elk Speaks The division in the world among the races always was and will be one of the biggest issues that the people have to deal with and solve. Many cultures, Indian culture is one of the examples, were affected by the persecution of the people who were though to be “superior” to others. Indian culture was persecuted by whites, which wanted to wipe off the Indian civilization from the face of the world. The Native Americans wanted the same as anyone would, peace and freedom for their people....   [tags: Native Americans]

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Discrimination Against African Americans By Richard Wright

- ... Lehren, 2015). Wright would be upset with how far society has progressed in the past few decades, since an African American still lives in fear, knowing there is a possibility of him being pulled over and racially profiled by an officer. According to The New York Times’s article, “White officer is arrested in killing of black man,” author Alan Blinder addresses the public about the alleged shooting of Gregory Gunn by Aaron Smith. Smith claimed he shot Gunn after he considered him a threat at 3 A.M....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people]

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Hip Hop and the Black Urban Experience

- Hip Hop and the Black Urban Experience From its conception, hip hop has been branded as music for uneducated street hoods. But, the debut album of the obscure group, Midnight Voices, shatters this stereotype with its thought-provoking commentary on the Black experience in urban America. Featuring saxophone, keyboards, guitar, bass, and percussion, along with the scratches and cuts typically found in rap, Midnight Voices delivers its urgent message of racial injustice with its equally impressive music....   [tags: Music Essays]

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The Civil Right Movement : African American For 100 Years After The Emancipation Proclamation

- ... She and the NAACP took the Little Rock School Board to court. She was the organizers and backbone for the whole Little Rock Nine plan. She when out and recruited the best of the black community in Little Rock Arkansas, her plan was to get the best kids so that school board couldn’t deny or turn them away. I chose Mrs. Bates to represent the people responsible for the integration because doing that time it was very unusual for a black to take on such a leading role that was typically control by men....   [tags: African American, Black people, Arkansas]

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Feminine Mystique and Black boy Comparison

- Feminine Mystique and Black boy Comparison Fighting for survival and status within the world has been in affect since the Stone Age. It starts with man against beast battling for survival. As time goes on, so does the type of battle, from beast to man against man. When conquerors from Europe come over to North America they push the Indians west because they, the Indians, do not fit into the society the white man creates and there are differences that are noticeable. Later on there becomes discrimination against blacks with the Jim Crow Laws and the silencing of women....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Guide to MADD Sites

- A Guide to MADD Sites “In 2001, more than half a million people were injured in crashes where police reported that alcohol was present — an average of one person injured approximately every 2 minutes” (Blincoe qtd. in MADD main). “In 2002, an estimated 17,419 people died in alcohol–related traffic crashes—an average of one every 30 minutes. These deaths constitute 41 percent of the 42,815 total traffic fatalities [in America]” (NHTSA qtd. in MADD main). From these statistics, it is clear to see that drunk driving is a serious issue that harms thousands of innocent American citizens....   [tags: Drunk Driving Essays]

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A Critique of Nassim Taleb's The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

- A Critique of Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable The economy is a constantly changing work of art. It depends on different factors from the consumer’s choice to the global market. From country to country the state of their economy can be seen through many walks of life. All countries have the elite and the poor. In America and other industrialized countries the middle class is shrinking and in underdeveloped countries the economy is starting to take off. Developed countries are dealing with the effects of industrialized business leaving and many are becoming service economies....   [tags: literary analysis]

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What are the most Difficult Obstacles to Black Progress in the Jim Crow South?

- For Anne Moody, what were some of the most difficult obstacles to black progress—both within and outside of the African-American community—in the Jim Crow South. What degree of success did she and others achieve in addressing those obstacles. What was her perspective on her own past and future, and on the past and future of her country, by the book’s end. The dictionary defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” Racism is one of the worst things to ever come about in the history of America....   [tags: racism, discrimination, anne moody]

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Racial Profiling Of African American

- ... African Americans are racially profiled by other and mostly by law enforcement officers. In the article the authors introduce a term called “DWB” which is an abbreviation for the term “Driving While Black” (Bell, Hopson, Craig & Robinson 33). This term emphasizes on the experience of many African Americans with law enforcement officers as well as people of European decent driving with black person. This article also includes personal anecdotes of African Americans about their encounter with law enforcement; as well as people of European decent encounter with law enforcement while driving with an African American....   [tags: Race, African American, Racism, Black people]

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England in The 14th Century: The Most Significant Social Changes

- The fourteenth century in Europe was a time of great social change. Social opportunities were increasing for groups that had previously been excluded from much of society, especially peasants and women. Class barriers were also beginning to become less stringent that they had previously been, as well as urbanisation and commercialisation becoming more prominent. On the other side of the spectrum, increasing resistance to the established order can be found in this period, such as the Peasants’ Revolt in England in 1381, and Ciompi rebellion in Florence in 1378....   [tags: social changes, black death, bubonic plague]

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African American Literature : Realism, Naturalism, And Modernism Period

- ... Throughout African American literature in general, there are similarities in the overall themes of stories and poems in which many African Americans can relate to within all three time periods. From the Naturalistic era, Richard Wright wrote a story titled The ethics of living Jim Crow. To no surprise, this story entails of the struggles black men had to endure in the workforce under Jim Crow laws. The first line which says, “My first lesson in how to live as a Negro came when I was quite small.”, sets the tone for the overall message of the story....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people, Race]

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Racial Profiling And The Civil Rights Movement

- ... ”My first victim was a woman-white, well dressed. probably in her early twenties. To her, the youngish black man-a broad six feet two inches with a beard and billowing hair, both hands shoved into the pockets of a bulky military jacket-seemed menacingly close. After a few more quick glimpses, she picked up her pace and was soon running in earnest. (Staples, 357) Staples and many other people of color have been put into this troubling position where walking down a street daily strikes fear in people....   [tags: Race, White people, Racism, Black people]

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Police Brutality And Its Effects On The Lives Of Young Men

- ... Law enforcement has used a system known as racial profiling to hand pick African American men and others as suspects. One can say that racial profiling is the focus of race in criminal investigations. Many may argue that “Driving While Black” is a tactic used by law enforcement to racially profile Blacks. This shows how Black men majorly, are scrutinized by law enforcement because of their race. One can argue that even though police are able to catch criminals, several of citizens are more likely to be affected by racial profiling than criminals....   [tags: Race, African American, Race, Black people]

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The Nature Vs. Nurture : Age Old Question

- ... He pulls over a black vehicle that does not fit the description of any crime because he notices a Black man driving it. He forces the Black man 's wife, who is also Black, out of the car and begins molesting her in front of her husband and his partner Tom Hansen. Although Hansen does not stop his partner from sexually assaulting the women, it is obvious that it makes him very uncomfortable. From this scene on Ryan continues to be very racially insensitive to all people of color including accusing the medical administrative assistant, who happens to be a Black women named Shaniqua an affirmative action hire....   [tags: Race, Black people, Miscegenation, White people]

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A Comparison of The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat

- A Comparison of The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and writer who is regarded as a master of the macabre, focusing on the horror genre with themes of death and insanity being explored throughout his work. Many traits of his main characters, such as the alcohol abuse of the protagonist in The Black Cat are borrowed from his own experiences, with the demons of drugs and alcohol eventually driving Poe to his death. His stories in general share the social setting of his own life, which was east-coast America in the mid-1800s, when at the time the distinct stoicism of the Victorian era was prevalent and insanity was a taboo su...   [tags: Papers]

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Black Robe: Huron Indians and Jessuit Missionaries

- `Black Robe" tells the story of the first contacts between the Huron Indians of Quebec and the Jesuit missionaries from France who came to convert them to Catholicism, and ended up delivering them into the hands of their enemies. Those first brave Jesuit priests did not realize, in the mid-17th century, that they were pawns of colonialism, of course; they were driven by a burning faith and an absolute conviction that they were doing the right thing. Only much later was it apparent that the European settlement of North America led to the destruction of the original inhabitants, not their salvation....   [tags: History Film Review]

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Racial Profiling And The United States

- ... In April 2010 five officers put Michael Kingsley face down on a cement bunk in a holding cell, shocked him with a stun gun for five seconds, then left him alone, laying in pain with his hands cuffed behind his back, for 15 minutes. Kingsley sued the officers, claiming they violated his constitutional rights by using excessive force. Michael Kingsley, who was being held as a pretrial detainee in Monroe County Jail, was ordered to take down a piece of paper covering the light above his cell bed but refused to do so....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people, Race]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 's ' I Have A Dream

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, “I Have a Dream” speech states that Blacks were denied their equal rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (I Have a Dream). The Emancipation Proclamation, written by Abraham Lincoln, supposedly freed all slaves, but Blacks were still treated with disrespect. Blacks needed to have equal rights because they were mistreated, criticized, and they wanted their respect. Blacks were mistreated, they were subjected to biased laws and injustice. Blacks were the “victims of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality” according to Kings Speech (I Have a Dream)....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, African American]

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The Movie ' Crash '

- ... An Iranian (Shaun Toub) is thought to be an Arab, although Iranians are Persian. Both the Iranian and the white wife of the district attorney (Sandra Bullock) believe a Mexican-American locksmith (Michael Pena) is a gang member and a crook, but he is a family man. A black cop (Don Cheadle) is having an affair with his Latina partner (Jennifer Esposito), but never gets it straight which country she 's from. A cop (Matt Dillon) thinks a light-skinned black woman (Thandie Newton) is white. When a white producer tells a black TV director (Terrence Dashon Howard) that a black character "doesn 't sound black enough," it never occurs to him that the director doesn 't "sound black," either....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Miscegenation]

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Crusaders against the Wrong Choices

- Crusaders against the Wrong Choices Drinking and driving has been a growing problem in our country and will most likely get worse before it gets better. According to, 41% of all traffic accidents in the country are alcohol-related. In 2002, this added up to a grand total of 17,419 deaths caused by somebody getting behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of alcohol (MADD). Naturally, statistics such as these, if the were presented effectively, would probably make quite a large number of people want to do something about the unnecessary deaths across the country....   [tags: Students Drunk Driving Organization Essays]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... Many of the rallies and marches that he participated in often landed him on the wrong side of the law enforcement and ended with him in handcuffs and eventually sitting in a jail cell alongside of his fellow “brothers” who also participated in the rally or march. Birmingham was one of these instances. Though the rallies Mr. King led were nonviolent, he was still charged with breaking city laws according to Bull Connor. Bull Conner, who was the police chief in Birmingham in the 60s, believed that African Americans didn’t have rights and he encouraged his police officers to use brutal force at the rallies and marches....   [tags: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... Many of the rallies and marches that he participated in often landed him on the wrong side of the law enforcement and ended with him in handcuffs and eventually sitting in a jail cell alongside of his fellow “brothers” who also participated in the rally or march. Birmingham was one of these instances. Though the rallies Mr. King led were nonviolent, he was still charged with breaking city laws according to Bull Connor. Bull Conner, who was the police chief in Birmingham in the 60s, believed that African Americans didn’t have rights and he encouraged his police officers to use brutal force at the rallies and marches....   [tags: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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No Black And No White

- The hot summer sun shone through the window of the car and it pierced Michael's eyes. Sweat dripped down his dark forehead and he brushed it away. He looked across at Mrs White. She had a beautiful sky blue hat with yellow flowers that shone in the sun. Her long cream dress moved in the breeze blowing through the car window. She turned to Michael and smiled. "Don't worry about it I'm sure you will pass. You have passed your driver's test before so why should you be so nervous about it?" she said trying to comfort him....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Taking a Look at African-American Cinema

- ... Arguably, one of the most comedic black films is none other than Coming to America featuring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Directed by the same individual that made the iconic college fraternity movie Animal House, John Landis worked with Murphy to create a iconic African American movie due to its themes and casting. Released nearly a quarter of a century ago Coming To America was a comedic classic. As soon as the audience hears the song "She is Your Queen to Be" versus "Here Comes the Bride" during the royal wedding in the beginning of the movie it is clear that the movie has comedic intentions....   [tags: history of black film]

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History of Civil Rights in America

- America is a young country and has already developed a rich and multi faceted history. Its history is both bright and ominous as we as a nation have been openly discriminating against African-Americans for many years. For nearly as many years as Americans have been discriminating against African-Americans, people have been fighting for some form of equal rights for everyone, especially the African-Americans. History has shown that African-Americans have had some of the most valuable personal contributions that invariably led to the balancing of the tides of the American population....   [tags: Black Civil Rights in America]

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An Argument Against Racial Profiling

- When people act on their stereotypical views, that is when stereotyping becomes a big concern and can affect others.Stereotyping is the main cause that leads to profiling. Anyone of any race can experience profiling, and racial profiling discriminates and victimizes people who may not necessarily be committing a crime. Innocent minorities may be portrayed to do be doing something bad. According to Sameera Hazif, Policy Director of Rights Working Group, an African American named Mahari Bailey was driving in his Range Rover and was asked to stop four times just because the police thought he was acting suspiciously (Hazif)....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]

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The Woman Of Color And The White Woman

- ... Jean Veneuse was born a Negro, but alienated from his homeland and shipped off to be raised white in Bordeaux, France, where he learned to say, think, and be European. Born a Negro, brought up European, but forever perceived as black, Veneuse becomes a pariah within European society, through the work of not only his fellow Europeans, but his self, as well. But there is a stark difference between Veneuse and Capécia and the others: a white woman actually loves and desires to be with him. This demonstrates for Fanon the clear distinction between the two types of love, whereas when a woman of color loves a man, it is purely opportunistic and selfish....   [tags: Black people, Race, Racism, Race]

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Analysis Of Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin Of The Sun

- ... Much of this motivation has to do with Beneatha’s own struggle to pinpoint her personal identity. Throughout the play, she advocates for a non-conformist, non-assimilationist lifestyle, through which she would refuse to accept her seemingly predetermined fate as an oppressed Negro woman. This is expressed through multiple points, such as the change Beneatha makes to her hair; she chooses not to straighten it any longer, and instead to let it grow naturally as a symbol of embracing her heritage....   [tags: Black people, Race, A Raisin in the Sun]

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Teenage Driving: Texting While Driving

- For many teenagers getting their license when they turn 16 is a highlight. However, over the years it has become more unclear whether or not 16 year olds are mature enough to drive. Many different opinions and stats for both sides of the discussion exist. Because of the high number of accidents among teens, studies show that raising the driving age will reduce teen accidents. Statistics are one of the main contributors to the argument that the driving age should be raised. One in five 16-year-olds will have a reportable car crash within their first year of driving....   [tags: distracted driving, violations]

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The Royal Air Force By William Gilbert

- ... Only people who were white could sit wherever they chose at the movies. Gilbert argues saying, “This is England, not America. We do not do this in England. I will sit wherever I choose…Madam there is no Jim Crow” (Levy, 184). Gilbert is referring to segregation, and that he should have the freedom to sit between Queenie and Arthur. The lady responds to the comment about Jim Crow and says, “Who. Well if he’s coloured he would have to sit in the back” (Levy, 185). This conflict eventually involves the entire theater, with people supporting each side, and slurs being tossed around....   [tags: South Africa, Black people, Jamaica]

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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- Lorraine Hansberry’s play, “A Raisin in the Sun” is a realistic drama pivoting around a black, American family’s economic and social struggle against the prejudice that occurs in Chicago during the nineteen fifties. The Youngers’ colorful personalities cause much confrontation and anguish in their small, stifling apartment. In his essay, “A Raisin in the Sun Revisited,” J. Charles Washington, suggests that “our literary judgments, to a large extent, are determined by our own moral standards, by our adherence to the rules society deems appropriate....   [tags: moral standards, black american family]

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The Rise of European Empires

- The one constant theme from any period in history we examine seems to be that of change. As Europe began to take shape, it did so with an expansion and contraction rate that was dramatically impacted by changes in political organizations, positive and negative economic forces, and through shifts in social structure. The path to the creation of the European empires was a long and tedious journey. Sixth century feudalism gave way to the creation of a central authority. The thirteenth century was scarred by the Black Death but it brought about economic changes that would resonate well into the Renaissance period of the fifteenth century....   [tags: black death, renaissance, nation-states]

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Rival Gangs Unite For Justice

- ... Rev. Brown, a senior pastor, “Freddie Gray 's controversial in-custody death was but the latest in a "receiving line of state violence" in Baltimore, Rev. Brown observed. In July 2013, Tyrone West was stopped for a broken tail light by police driving an unmarked car. West was dragged from his vehicle by his dreadlocks, beaten, maced and tased. The officers involved in West 's death remain on active duty today” (Hanley). Some might say this follows the pattern of our nation’s history, as the laws that govern this country have been created by the dominant group and law enforcement was to protect the interests of that group....   [tags: Gang, Sociology, Black people, Crime]

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Driving Under the Influence

- Drunk driving is an issue that effects many people across our nation. People do not realize the affects alcohol can have on the body and mind that slow decision making while driving. This issue begins in the home. Children see their parents, or other adults figures, have a beer or a cocktail and get in the car. Thus, making it seem like it is acceptable to drink and drive. “One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime” (MADD). Driving under the influence is measured by a person’s blood alcohol level (BAC)....   [tags: Driving Safety, Drinking and Driving]

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The Dangers of Texting While Driving

- Texting while driving is a widespread epidemic in the United States that has unfavorable effects on our society.“Driving while texting is the standard wording used for traffic violations” (Bernstein). It causes many people to be distracted which can lead to accidents. “Eighty-nine percent of people own a cell phone” (Gardner). That is a plethora of people that are at risk of texting while driving. Also, texting has increased by ten times in three years(Bernstein). “The risk of a crash for those who are texting is twenty-three point two times greater than those who are not” (Gardner).Driving drunk only makes a person seven times more likely to be in a crash (Bernstein)....   [tags: distracted driving]

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Fences, By Harvey Young

- African American Culture is found everywhere we can explore their culture through many avenues we are presented in the class, such as Fences by August Wilson, Theatre& Race by Harvey Young, Course lectures of the history of African American Theatre, Previous knowledge, and Course Lectures African American critical Theory. All of these avenues are connected and influential of each other. Fences by August Wilson takes place in 1957 in the front porch of Maxson’s family house in Pittsburgh, PA. This book discusses the slavery and inequality going on during this time period....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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The Troubles With Drinking And Driving

- ... This is the way the State tries to prevent fatal accidents from happening. The penalties now need to be stricter because if the laws were better, there would not be so many accidents involving drunk drivers. People on the opposing side say that the laws are great just the way they are as long as they’re enforced. Montana needs safer drivers, on the roads that connect us to the places that we need to go. If a driver is not responsible, then all drivers are at risk. When a person is driving, their life and their passenger’s lives are in their hands....   [tags: Drunk driving, Driving under the influence]

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Driving While on The Phone

- As technology advances, people become notorious for using their electronics in inappropriate situations. Teenagers in present day commonly text at the dinner table, while crossing a street, and even while driving. Not only do teenagers text, their parents do, as well. Texting is a frequent fad among the young adults, it also a convenient method for parents to keep in contact with their children. People nowadays have to be in contact with friends and family at every moment of the day especially while driving it is the equivalent of driving under the influence, using hand-held devices (like Bluetooth) will decrease the number of accidents caused by phones, and studies show texting reduces a p...   [tags: Driving Texting]

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Driving With Cell Phone Ban

- It’s was a dark night. The traffic was heavy; it was raining, and visibility was limited. There was an accident on the Interstate and three young people were killed. During the investigation it is revealed that one of the drivers was using a cell phone and failed to see the brake lightss of the car in front of them that had swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Though our instinct is to do what we can to prevent such tragedies in the future; we cannot control the weather. We can restrict driving at night, but that wouldn’t be reasonable....   [tags: Driving Safety]

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